Upgrading and Updating the technology in your transportation

Report
Illinois ASBO 62nd Annual Conference &
Exhibitions
UPGRADING AND UPDATING THE
TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR TRANSPORTATION
PROGRAM
MODERATOR AND PRESENTERS
• Larry Martinez – Transportation Director,
Homer CCSD 33C
• Ken Surma – Director of Operations, Troy
School District 30-C
DIDN’T WE JUST DO THIS?
Yes, in 2011 we discussed
transportation technology, focused on
routing software and GPS.
THEN WHY ARE WE HERE TODAY?
• Technology is continually improving and
expanding what it can do for us
• New innovations: radios, GPS, video
recording, routing and mapping.
• Improved technology is more affordable
now.
WHAT WE WILL DO TODAY
• Expose you to new innovations in the industry.
• Show you how these innovations can make your bus
program better and stronger
• Leave you with solid ideas to implement advances in
technology in your district.
WHAT WE WILL NOT DO TODAY
• Make anyone here an expert in the space of one hour!
• Ask you to pass a quiz to get out after the session.
• Recommend any particular vendors – we will be using
some slides and screen grabs from vendors, but without
specific endorsements.
TWO WAY RADIO
S O , W H AT ’ S N E W ?
ANALOG OR DIGITAL, WHICH FORMAT?
Analog
• Longer history means
more support
• More accessories,
features available
• Only one conversation
per channel at any time
• No software-driven
business applications.
Digital
• Multiple conversations, plus
features such as text messages,
and unit ID
• Background noise and static are
reduced
• Existing infrastructure and
antennas can be used.
• Software applications include GPS
tracking
• Can be initially more expensive
• Sensitive to RF interference
SAFE SYT LIVE TAB SCREEN
for
SAFESYT V1.0 TEXT MSG SCREEN
for
WHAT’S NEW IN ROUTING SOFTWARE?
• Maps are improving – GIS Mapping allows for precise
Geocoding
• Real-world maps, Google or Bing maps integrated into
the application
• Mobile apps for tablets or smartphones
• Integration with some auto-dialers – instantly call groups
of parents, i.e. bus accidents, or traffic delays.
• Routing with GPS
• Student tracking
Vendor X
COMPARING ACTUAL –V- PLANNED
OVERLAY OF THE PLANNED ROUTE AND THE ACTUAL ROUTE AS DRIVEN
BUILD EXISTING ROUTES INTO SOFTWARE WITH GPS
USEFUL FOR INITIAL INTEGRATION
ILLINOIS PUBLIC ACT 95-0352
• Public Act 95-0352, allows both a visual and audio recording to
be made on the interior of a school bus when transportation is
provided for any school related activity. Notice of such recordings
will have to be provided to parents, students, be clearly posted on
the entrance door and inside the school bus. Recordings must be
held confidential and can only be used by school officials and law
enforcement personnel for disciplinary actions or prosecutions
related to incidents occurring in or around the school bus.
• Notice of recordings shall be displayed on the exterior of the
entrance door and front interior bulkhead. A white decal with black
letters measuring one inch high shall be used to display notice of
these recordings. This decal must not cover any window glazing
on the service door and shall not obstruct any other required
lettering on the front interior bulkhead.
WIRELESSLY DOWNLOAD VIDEO AND
VEHICLE INFORMATION
VIDEO SOFTWARE THAT PROTECTS
STUDENT PRIVACY
BOUNDARY PLANNING
• Routing Application companies are getting active in this
field
• Same population information that is utilized in planning
bus routing is critical in future planning
• Utilize walk distances in planning attendance areas
SOME EXAMPLES….
VENDOR LINKS
• Transfinder - Routing, Boundary Planning, GPS integration, Fleet
Management:
www.transfinder.com
• Tyler Technology – Versatrans. Routing, Boundary Planning, GPS
integration, Fleet Management:
www.tylertech.com/solutions-products/school-solutions
• Hytera Radios – Digital Radio, GPS vehicle tracking software
http://www.hytera.com/sols/soldetails.aspx?id=33&menuid=01030308
• Edulog - Routing, Boundary Planning, GPS integration, Fleet Management
http://www.edulog.com/company/
MORE VENDOR LINKS!
• Seon – Video recording systems, GPS vehicle tracking:
www.seon.com
• 247 Security – Video recording systems:
www.247securityinc.com
• Zonar Systems – GPS fleet tracking:
www.zonarsystems.com
THANKS FOR ATTENDING!
• Please remember to fill out the evaluation!
• Join us! – The Transportation PDC needs you! Contact
Larry for details.

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